Application Systems Programmer III in Boston, MA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

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Job Description

About the Position:

The Application Systems Programmer III for Software Development Services (SDS) will function as an integral part of the team in developing various technical aspects of complex development projects. He/she will work closely with the Manager of Application Development, Solutions Engineers, Business Analysts and Subject Matter Experts to deliver on time, state-of-the-art software solutions that support the ever-changing business needs. The Application Systems Programmer III will be required to perform code merges and builds for deployments. And, will assist the Manager in improving the team's technical ability, utilization, and overall efficiency by adhering to best practices. 

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who enjoys being hands on with software development teams and possesses strong technical abilities to implement successful development strategies. The capability to learn and adapt quickly and apply new knowledge effectively is valued over experience in any specific technology.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain overall knowledge of business applications and any 3rd party components
  • Work with Manager to determine file/database structure design and definition
  • Under direction of the Manager assists with development designs and works with Solution Architect and Business Analysts to document specifications
  • Create and utilize test plans and tools to validate quality of deployment deliverables
  • Assist in resolution of issues and defects found in quality control
  • Keep analysts, developers, and management informed of all relevant issues
  • Consult with support teams regarding database usage, interfaces, performance tuning, and issues
  • Utilize and conform to design standards and methodologies
  • Use applicable design/development languages, i.e. VB.NET, VB6, SQL/XML, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, C#, scripting and HTML and tools

Position Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in a Software Development role
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Working knowledge of client/server development and architectural principles and approaches
  • Experience with Microsoft Programming Languages - VB.NET required, VB6 is a plus
  • Advance experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Working knowledge of Agile Methodology
  • Flexible, willing and able to adapt to change easily
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in the Healthcare industry is a plus


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field of study

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.